May 20, 2020 / 4:58 PM / 7 days ago

Merkel expects Lufthansa bailout deal soon

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a news conference following a meeting with international economic and financial organisations at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany May 20, 2020, on the effects of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Odd Andersen/Pool via REUTERS

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s Angela Merkel expects an agreement on a rescue package for German airline Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) soon, the chancellor said on Wednesday.

“On Lufthansa, the government is in intensive talks with the company and the European Commission. A decision is expected shortly. But I cannot report on details of talks that are ongoing,” Merkel told reporters when asked about the bailout.

Reporting by Madeline Chambers; Editing by Michael Nienaber

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